Facial yoga, the non-invasive rejuvenating treatment which can firm, tighten and lift.
Many rave about the anti-ageing benefits of facial yoga. How it can reduce wrinkles while firming and lifting the skin. Is it fad or does it really work?
With no scientific studies proving how scrunching up your face repeatedly can make you look younger many are sceptical as to whether it anti-ages or actually makes wrinkles worse.
The technique is based on ancient Chinese acupressure techniques. Where stimulating certain energy points improves blood flow which nourishes the skin and promotes cellular renewal. This helps soften the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
Face yoga expert, Danielle Collins explains to Marie Clarie that facial yoga,
“Will increase the blood circulation, allowing more oxygen and more nourishment to reach the cells of the skin. The results are clear, healthy complexion with a beautiful glow which has less toxins and has a better ability to absorb moisture.”
The technique seems to look like it works. Anna Jones writes in Plentywell that after a few days of following a facial yoga regime she saw visible results. Her skin was tighter and more toned while her cheeks looked firmer.
You can see her top facial yoga exercises which help with dark circles, frown lines and firming cheeks here: http://www.plentywell.com/facial-yoga-new-trend-anti-aging/
Although there are many scientists are quick to disprove the exercise with the logical explanation that, “Repetitive muscle contractions cause your skin to wrinkle (think: the two lines that show up on your forehead from furrowing your brow or crows feet from narrowing your eyes).” Gary Goldenberg MD., medical director of the Dermatology Faculty Practice at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai explains to Self.
However, don’t rule it out just yet. A lot of the facial yoga circulating the web actually involves massaging the face for stimulation rather than these repetitive contractions which reveal and most likely exacerbate the creases in your face.
Our conclusion is that facial yoga is well worth a try. Bringing more blood to your face promotes cellular renewal and rejuvenates the skin. Stimulating certain points of the face through massage and movement can kick-start this process without exacerbating wrinkles through the repetitive, creasing movements many assume is part of facial yoga.